Iran and Lebanon and Syria are allies. Turkey is with them, Israel blocades Gaza to prevent the infiltration of weapons. Israel must also blockade Lenanon and Syria ports which allow missiles which threaten Tel Aviv. Unless Israel acts to blocade shipping to Lebanon and Syria the blocade of Gaza must be acknowledged as punitive rather than strategic.
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from the article: Iran offers to protect Lebanon and Hezbollah defense needs